Giving a Voice to Those Who Hoard

September 28, 2016
Hosted by Elaine Birchall, MSW RSW

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LEARNING What HOARDING IS AND ISN'T WHAT ARE THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF HELPING! 84 percent of Hoarders have a first degree relative -mother, father, sister, brother-who Hoards. Meet Jane, a wonderful woman, loving wife and mom dedicated community volunteer who fought back against an avalanche of life's challenges only to face losing the dearest one's in her life because of her Hoarding Disorder.. Learn how she battled back, persevered and is on track to beating Hoarding!

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Five to six percent of the world’s people Hoard.. Over double that number care about them. Elaine Birchall is here to coach OVERWHELMED people to get unstuck from the clutter in their lives, break down blame and shame, guide and encourage those who Hoard to the lives they want. We only have one life and it is a needless shame to waste it stuck. Each of us has the right answers inside us for the challenges we face. My Mission and skill is to help you find and use them to enrich your life.

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Elaine Birchall, MSW RSW

Elaine Birchall, MSW RSW

I can help people take back their life from their CLUTTER! I help them to understand and deal with the underlying reasons that they hoard, or excessively acquire. I am a recognized Canadian hoarding expert, with fourteen years of experience working with people who hoard and those who care about them, training other professionals including Fire Departments, Police, First Responders, Physicians, community and hospital based Psychiatrists and more.

I mentor hoarding coalitions across Canada and around the world. I believe that no one ever accomplished anything difficult by feeling “less” about themselves. As a hoarding expert I have been covered in print, radio and television media. I was the initiator and coordinator of the first Canadian Hoarding Coalition in 2003 and Canadian National Hoarding Coalition in 2012. Among other accolades I served as a federal fundraiser for groundbreaking Canadian Hoarding research assisting with the production of the “No Room To Spare” program in 2006, was awarded two Nepean Police commendations while on MSW placement, and was a finalist for Businesswoman of the Year: Professional Category in 2012.

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